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Blood Moon by Ironshod Blood Moon by Ironshod
Vampires are great subjects for fantasy art and I enjoyed creating this graveyard scene. My idea for the composition was to have bats swirling round the figure as they fly in from the gothic spire in the background, and thereby also link the blood moon and the figure together.

It is perhaps hard for you to read the inscription on the tomb at the size I have saved the art for viewing here. It is taken from an actual grave stone that I saw in an old cemetery here in Leeds, UK where I live. It reads "In Loving Memory of Elizabeth. The beloved and loving wife of Alexander Smith. Who died suddenly May 27th 1884" . It was the "died suddenly" that was the inspiration to me. Perhaps this picture explains what happened to Elizabeth, indeed maybe she is now the vampire we see here?

Thanks to *mjranum-stock whose model photograph I used as reference when painting the figure
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AppleSara Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2015  New member
Pretty and gothic vampire... It's the blood moon, let's shed blood... Good job :D
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Tabbybuttkins Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014
This is definitely amazing as well as an amazing story (theory) I would agree with as well ^_^
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ZombieKitten83 Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
Amazing!
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NikHero Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful!
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NINJAWERETIGER Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is awesome!
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angeleye32 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014
Love her she is beautiful
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:iconboytalkart:
Boytalkart Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014   Digital Artist
beautiful
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IrisMoon1015 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
wow amazing work great details
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Sissifee Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I use it on my photoshop realisation on flickr : www.flickr.com/photos/26450367…

thanks for all your beautiful creations
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CourtneyReed Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013
I love this.  Especially the bats and the detail on the tombstones.
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Ravenroseserpent Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Wow nice I always love this sort of Vampire not the Twilight sort I love the bats and the grave ground and I love the colors :love:
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GreenPearlVoice Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Student Filmographer
Lol Im wearing that shirt right now as I browse through your artwork :D
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MelodeathDivine Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Lovely backstory! I love how much thought you put into it!
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Jennifer-Black-R Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Anne Stokes ! :D great !
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dbluesdblues78 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
good one. keep it up
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joannatsf Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
Great Image!

I shared it with my Google+ community, All Things Vampie, a group of vampire fiction writers and fans. I included copywright info, links to the original image and your web address. If this is contrary to your wishes please email me at: joannatsf@dansenoir.net
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LadyAtlantis6 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
beautifully done, love it!
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CreeppingDeath Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
AWESOME
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SmillaW Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Just amazing!
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witchhunttress Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012
Awesome :llama:
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DanaDanaD Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
oh!
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sayagoth Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Professional General Artist
O.O WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW you are in asian level!!! AWESOME
amazing!!
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deviantdianne Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
Amazingly dramatic image with excellent detail!
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PrincessMagical Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Featured: [link] :heart:
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LadyFenix Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
Really nice.
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FantasyMuse Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I featured your fantastic work here [link] :tighthug:
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Poetevill Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow
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maherartist Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
SO GOOD
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Gothandpeace Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012
WOW! A masterpiece...
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KamaSutra1984 Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I REALLY love this Pic. Itīs one of the best Works Iīve ever seen <333
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katriel12 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cool
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Iguruwashi Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the atmosphere of the work! fantastic piece!
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KlaraKay Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Student Digital Artist
So beautiful and magic !!! :heart:
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SinsOfTheGhost Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
your inspiration!!
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Kay--Cee Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this is so amazing!
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rawrremotional Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is epic ^^
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Zak05 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Stunning job!!!:)
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IceQueenAzure Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a really sexy look. LOVE it!
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Jimku Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011
Nice!
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WhyteHawke Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
How long do your pictures take you?
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constell8ion Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011  Student General Artist
I love this picture. The shading and effects are eerie and mesmerizing. I love your art, especially this picture and the rose fairy.
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CrowQueenie Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Professional General Artist
Whoa O.O each of your artwork is full of surprises ^,....,^
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vixangelic Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely spellbinding - I love the feel, the atmos, the colours and the bat swirl. Oh, it's superb!
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Noodlesan2000 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Student General Artist
the graveyard looks so real, it's unbelievable! And the vampire herself is amazingly thought out.
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CWBs Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
wow shes pretty and i love the dark feel of the background
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IM10xx Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
omg
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DarkFeyPrincess Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
PWETTYYYY!!!!
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666Nando666 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Awesome! I like... All.
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DoubleDead Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011
kool
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rosecrow19 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is an amazing picture. Nice job with the contrast of colors. I like it!
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